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Old 05-13-2015, 03:51 PM
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I love my JKU, but wow the stopping distance is bad and spongy. My wife's MDX stops on a dime and is heavier! Anything to help compensate or help with this issue? I'm sure others feel the same.

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Jeeps are heavy and have inadequate brakes. Get a brake upgrade if it bothers you...I got used to it but when I first picked up my JK I almost rear ended someone bc I expected the brakes to work. Now that I know they're shit I can compenstate for it...I'll wait until I get lift/tires to change them.

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The MDX is heavier! I almost rear-ended someone after driving my wife's MDX and then the JKU.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:15 PM   #4
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I love my JKU, but wow the stopping distance is bad and spongy. My wife's MDX stops on a dime and is heavier! Anything to help compensate or help with this issue? I'm sure others feel the same.
Need more information how many miles are on it did you buy it used, does it need brakes, do the brakes need to be bled there are really a lot of things that go into this need more information to point you in a direction.
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My 4 door Tundra and F150 could stop on a dime compared to my 15 sport. I'm thinking of looking in a brake upgrade before I install the 35s.
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My 2013 JKU actually stops pretty good. I have a 2" lift and 33" tires on it too. My wife's Toyota Highlander stops 10 times better, but the Jeep still stops pretty good. There are some brake upgrades out there for your JK. Teraflex has a big brake kit.
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I have no data to back it up but I feel my jeep stops faster and is more controlled after my suspension install. With less nose dive it uses the rear brakes more while relieving stress on the front ones. That's how it works in my head anyways.

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